Yankees to provide Thanksgiving food vouchers to Bronx residents

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The New York Yankees and Krasdale Foods will again team up to hold their annual Thanksgiving Food Voucher Giveaway with the help of Food Bank For New York City as approximately 4,000 $25 food vouchers will be distributed to Bronx residents to assist local families in preparing their Thanksgiving meals. The vouchers can be redeemed at participating local Bronx-based C-Town and Bravo supermarkets.

Due to COVID-19 considerations, distribution will not take place at Yankee Stadium as it has in prior years, but instead be implemented by Food Bank For New York City, which will disseminate vouchers at various soup kitchens and food pantries in the community surrounding Yankee Stadium.

“In this especially difficult year for those in our local community, the Yankees remain committed to providing a measure of help for families to celebrate the holiday season,” said Brian Smith, Yankees senior vice president of corporate/community relations. “Although COVID-19 safety considerations limited what we could do in-person at Yankee Stadium, we have found an alternative way to have the same positive effect as in prior years of the voucher giveaway. We thank our partner Krasdale Foods for their tremendous support and deeply appreciate the devoted work of the Food Bank of New York in getting these vouchers into the hands of those in need.“

“The holiday season is already one of the toughest times of the year for struggling New Yorkers who feel added pressure to provide meals for their families -- the COVID-19 pandemic has only made this worse,” said Janis Robinson, vice president of institutions and partnerships at Food Bank For New York City. “Every meal counts, and we are truly grateful for the support of the New York Yankees and Krasdale Foods in helping us provide New Yorkers in need all of the items necessary for a holiday feast this year.”